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Mining Explorers 2014: Abundant minerals bode well for future

Federal, local governments invest in detailed geological mapping of vast territory to spur investment in exploration, development

Nunavut's landmass, including the internal waters and offshore lands as legislated by the "Nunavut Act," occupies roughly a quarter of Canada's land mass. With such a large amount of land and unexplored territory, there is a strong promise of abundant resources yet to be discovered. At present, at least half of Nunavut is unmapped at a detailed scale and geologically, is poorly understood.



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